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18 Ratings
Pros
  • "Large school district with a lot of opportunity(in 6 reviews)

  • "I love working with young people motivating them for future happiness and success(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "The school district is administrative heavy(in 6 reviews)

  • "Very little room for advancement, regular two year budget issues because Nevada is historically a boom and bust state(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Does not keep up with the cost of living in Reno"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at Washoe County Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers, great community, & Reno/Tahoe is a great place to live if you can afford to be here.

    Cons

    Very little room for advancement, regular two year budget issues because Nevada is historically a boom and bust state. The only state with higher unemployment during last recession was Michigan.

    Washoe County Schools2017-05-03
  2. "One of the best school districts in country"

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    Former Employee - Upper Management in Reno, NV
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    I worked at Washoe County Schools part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    WCSD has made enormous strides in terms of education, programs, and hiring good teachers, and is the best school district in the state by far. Their graduation rates are the highest of any urban district. They had the superintendent of the year for the country in Heath Morrison, and current superintendent Pedro Martinez is hard-working and efficient. WCSD has good schools and struggling schools, good principals and... poor principals, good teachers and poor teachers, just like in every large district. It's the largest employer in northern Nevada, so lots of room for movement as an employee.

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    Cons

    Nevada as a state does not value education. The voters continuously vote against funding for schools. This hurts WCSD more than anything, since it has to do more with less resources. The district is struggling to shake off a perception that it doesn't manage funding well. This is bogus, since it's pretty lean.

    Advice to Management

    Fire poor teachers and principals quickly, don't just move them to different schools.

    Washoe County Schools2013-11-25
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, nice place to work. Too many administrators."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV

    I have been working at Washoe County Schools part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for advancement and lots of trainings available. Very tech savvy.

    Cons

    Lower pay than other districts in Nevada, despite size and needy student population.

    Washoe County Schools2012-07-03
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